Working hard on the current project. No real excuse there, since I ALWAYS work hard.
For those of you who live in the Ellensburg, Washington area, I’ll be at Jerrol’s Book Store this Saturday, November 10, from 2-4. I hope you’ll stop by if you can. I’d love to say howdy and sign a book or two for you, and we’re offering a really nice door prize.
The other day I was watching one of the craft shows I TIVO–“Crafters Coast to Coast” is my favorite–and a woman was doing something, I forget what, but she was an expert at it. She said, “I learned to do this right by doing it wrong about a million times.” I’m having a heck of a time with some of my projects, but I was heartened by her words.
Only 999,995 attempts to go, and I’ll get the necklace I’m making (it has a picture of Dad and me inside it, riding on his horse, Peanuts, circa 1951) to turn out the way I envision it. I think this is the 5th effort–I used resin this time, and it won’t be cured for 72 hours! I’m an impatient soul, and it’s all I can do not to fiddle.
Writing is that way, too, and just about everything else worth doing. I guess we have to be willing to do something badly for a long time before we earn the right to do it well.